Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Open Book ~ March '17

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah; a wonderful story of loss and redemption. Anya struggled to be a  warm or outgoing mother to her daughters but deeply loved her husband and a promised him that she would begin again to tell their grown daughters the Russian fairy tales she told in their youth.  This book moves smoothly from 1941 Leningrad to 2000 Pacific Northwest and speaks elegantly of the harm that is done when we don't trust those we love with our past and truths.  This is the first book I've read by this author but will definitely be seeking out others.

Currently reading Trusting God with St Therese which meets my dual Lenten goals of giving up reading fiction and being less fearful.  While only a third of the way through I am enjoying Rossini's part biography part self-help approach as she highlights how St Therese's "Little Way" is grounded in complete trust in God's love and how we can better strive for that kind of trust in our lives.

As I'm reading Trusting God on my kindle I've also ordered Bring Lent Home with St. Therese as a companion and place I can make notes for future reflection.

Please head over to Carolyn's for more Open Book.


  1. Thanks for linking up! I've had Connie Rossini's book on my Kindle for so long. Maybe this Lent is a good time to read it!

  2. I've added Winter Garden to my list, and I think it may just get bumped up to the top of the list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. You always have good book summary's Joy. :) Haven't read either but they both sound interesting!